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Mathematics in Wisconsin

Mathematics During COVID

Visit the Literacy and Mathematics COVID-19 page for information about mathematics learning during this time – including priority instructional content for mathematics.

Essential Elements in Mathematics Standards Review Process

Wisconsin's Essential Elements in Mathematics are scheduled for review and possible revision beginning in fall 2021. Specific information about the standards review process can be found on DPI's webpage for standards.

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has a transparent and comprehensive process for reviewing and revising academic standards. The process began with a Notice of Intent to review and a public comment period from July 13, 2021 through August 12, 2021. The State Superintendent’s Academic Standards Review Council will examine those comments on September 14th, and recommend whether to revise or develop those standards. The State Superintendent determines whether to move forward with a revision process or continue with the current standards. If revision or development is determined to be needed, a state writing committee is then formed to work on those standards for all grade levels. That draft is then made openly available for review to get feedback from the public, key stakeholders, educators, and the Legislature, with further review by the State Superintendent’s Academic Standards Review Council. The State Superintendent then determines the adoption of the standards.

Wisconsin's Vision for Student Success in Mathematics

Wisconsin's Vision in Mathematics

This newly revised Wisconsin Vision For Mathematics was written based on the work of WI educators over the course of the last few years, particularly through the writing of the Instructional Practice Guides and the revised Wisconsin Standards for Mathematics.

Mathematical proficiency is essential for each and every student in Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin Standards for Mathematics demonstrate a commitment to high expectations for what students should learn and the instructional shifts that will prepare them for their future.

Educators and leaders at all levels must take on the challenge and the responsibility to ensure that all students are mathematically literate.

Mathematics is a human activity of experiencing, interacting with, and relating to the world. Recognizing and developing relationships between and among the people, practices, and content are crucial for student success.

Guiding Principles of Teaching and Learning in Mathematics


Guiding Principles of Teaching and LearningWisconsin’s Guiding Principles for Teaching and Learning provide important guidance for teaching and learning in the classroom.
Wisconsin educators and mathematics leaders have identified some of the characteristics that should be present in mathematics classrooms at all levels.

WISELearn Resources

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Explore WISELearn Resources and find high-quality instructional materials contributed by Wisconsin educators in Mathematics. 

For questions about this information, contact Mary Mooney (608) 266-9368, Julie Bormett (608) 266-7921